Git on Windows

For those of you still plowing through Module 2 of Web Application Architectures in the last bit he’ll show you have to setup a git repo for your project.  However if you’re using Vagrant and you files sync like mine you don’t need to do all of that typing in the terminal of your VM (unless you really want to).

If you don’t have it installed already install Git for Windows. Once installed you can now do you git stuff straight from the Window GUI.

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My First Rails Dev Evironment with Vagrant and Puppet

For those of you doing Web Application Architectures by Greg Heileman out of Coursera this will get you up to the end of Module 2 Lecture 2.

Let me start by saying this.. sometimes I’m lazy.  So when I see a new way to spin up a development environment that will literally do EVERYTHING FOR ME I jump at the opportunity.  I’m no master with vagrant (started using it yesterday) or puppet (started using it this morning) but they are not hard to figure out.

I primarily use Windows which means that most of the scripts and plugins that you see out on the web for Vagrant will not work, especially the ones using Chef for some reason.

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Simulate Clicker (Cookie Clicker Project)

After finishing IIPP over at Coursera I was excited to start POC.  I found most of the stuff in IIPP fairly easy but I was shocked at how difficult the first project “Cookie Clicker” was.  For those of you thinking that this one is too difficult don’t worry the projects get easier as you progress.  This is a very difficult first project but it’ll get you going in the right direction for the others.

I’m going to go over what I thought was the most difficult part of this project with out completely giving it away.  Phase one is pretty basic stuff.  The really difficult one for me was phase two.  The difficult part about this one is deciphering what you need to do from the instructions provided.  Honestly the forums are nice but some times you have to read way to many useless comments to find something helpful, people trying to be cryptic to follow the honor code.

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